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VCW1101 - Biology of wound healing

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.063 EFTSL

Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Elizabeth Dyson


Parkville First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit will describe the anatomy and physiology of normal tissue structure and outline the physiology, process and types of wound healing. It will explore the general principles necessary to achieve better wound healing as well as the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect wound healing.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe anatomy and physiology of normal tissue structure;
  2. Describe the physiology of wound healing
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of wound healing across the age continuum;
  4. Identify local and systemic factors that promote or impede wound healing;
  5. Recognise different phases of wound healing and explain factors that may impact on the progression of healing.


Minor assignment (30%); major written assignment (60%); participation in online tutorials (10%)